Set up your FAFSA ID before you file.

Students and one parent (for dependent students) will need an FAFSA ID, which includes a user name and password, in order to file a FAFSA. This is used both to log in and as your electronic signature on the FAFSA.

Make sure to keep this information in a secure location or choose something that you will easily remember as you will need it to make any changes on the FAFSA, file the FAFSA in the future, and fill out information to receive loans.
It generally takes 1-3 for the FSA ID to become fully operational, so it is a good idea to do this process at least a few days before starting the FAFSA.
Please note the that the FAFSA ID has replaced the PIN number on all federal websites.

There are many things you will either need to know or need in-hand in order to fill out the FAFSA and to create your FAFSA ID. This will include:  

  • Social security number (both student and parent[s])
  • Driver’s license (if any) or state ID
  • Permanent resident receipt card (If applicable)
  • W-2 forms and other 2020 records of money earned
  • 2020 income tax return
  • Records of child support paid
  • Records of taxable earning from Federal work study or other need-based work programs
  • Records of student grant, scholarship, and fellowship aid, including AmeriCorps awards, that was included in student or parent AGI
  • Current stock, bond, and other investment records
  • Current business and farm records
  • Current bank statements

Follow the link: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

The FAFSA application can be found here.   The FAFSA is the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid. If you are on a website that tries to charge you, it is a scam.

For special circumstances, there is a paper FAFSA that can be printed out and completed; however we do not suggest you file on paper because it takes several weeks to process and is harder to complete. Application process opens on October 1st. 

Summer School Details:

Summer School All Call Announcement:

This summer, Tawas Area High School will be continuing a summer school credit recovery program for eligible students who failed core academic subjects during their high school career.  In lieu of a in person parent meeting, attached below, is the Parent/Guardian informational letter as well as the Summer School Commitment Contract.  Students can also pick up a copy in the counseling office.  In order to officially register for 2023-2024 High School Summer school, the Summer School Commitment contract will need to be completed and returned to the high school office by the close of the day on June 16th

All details on dates, times and location are located inside of the letter.  Please contact Mrs. Warner with any additional questions via email at kwarner@tawas.net.

Dual Enrollment & Early Middle College



If your Dual Enrollment/Early Middle College Student is struggling and enrolled at Alpena Community College.  Please see below potential interventions to consider:  

  • Open lines of communication with instructor(s) and ask them for help/advice
  • Set up free tutoring sessions with our Student Success Center…application request is available HERE...can be offered on site at Tawas High School
  • Weekly grade checks with Instructor/ACC Advisor (via Blackboard or student email to instructor)
  • Find a study partner to prepare for exams
  • Set aside more time or better utilize existing time for homework/studying
  • Utilize Free Proofreading Services for papers by emailing tutoring@alpenacc.edu


What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is the learning management system used by Alpena Community College. Blackboard enables instructors to provide students with access to course materials, communication tools, online assessments, grades, and the ability to submit assignments electronically.

Blackboard student accounts are available at the beginning of each new semester. (Not all instructors use Blackboard for instruction; check with your instructor.)

How do I Login to Blackboard?
Blackboard can be accessed anywhere, anytime you have an Internet connection.

  1. To access Blackboard go to https://bb.alpenacc.edu
  2. Type in your Username and Password and select Login. (Instructor will provide username and password.)
  3. Once you log in, your classes will show up in the My Courses Module. Simply click the appropriate link to enter a course.
  4. Change your Password by selecting Personal Information then Change Password.

NOTE: Each time you finish using Blackboard, please make sure to properly log out using the Logout button at the top of your screen. This is important because if you simply close the window, rather than logging out, the next person to use the computer could have access to your Blackboard account.

ACC Students Blackboard Login Information:

  • Your user name for Blackboard and Self-Service is provided to you on an information sheet when you attend New Student Orientation. If you have forgotten your user name, please contact the Help Desk. 
  • Your college-assigned 7 digit Student ID is your temporary password.
  • Your Blackboard user name is the same as your Self-Service Username.

Help & Support

Blackboard Technical Support,
Online Courses Support

Sarah Burt
Director of Learning Technology/Blackboard Support
Van Lare Hall 115E
ACC Computer Labs/Help Desk
Deb Kozlowski
OIT Assistant Operator/HELP Desk Coordinator
Center Building 108
MCCVLC, Transfer Issues, Financial Aid
Sheila Rupp
Van Lare Hall 108



NCAA Getting Started:


If you are thinking of participating in College Athletics - please complete the following form:  https://forms.gle/VLZ6yk1yQvkNC4GQA




Visit ncaa.org/playcollegesports to learn more about the opportunities

  • Research the Division I and Division II academic standards (Attached flyer)
  • Find your high school's list of NCAA approved core courses (click on words)
    • Please note I will audit this for you and call you down to review any concerns or inform you, that you are on track. 
  • Register with the Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org (normally your freshmen year) – either with Profile and/or Certification
  • After 6 semester of high school, ask your counselor to upload your official transcript (after registration occurs).

Parent/Student Resource Guide: http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Student_Resources/CBSA.pdf



If you are planning on playing in Division III – you only need a profile.  If you are planning on Division I or II – you will need to register for a Certified Account – you can do both just in case. 


NCAA Launching Page: https://www.ncaa.org/sports/2014/10/24/how-to-register.aspx



Who to contact with questions on College Athletics:

  • High School Counselor (Mrs. Warner) -
    • Verify high school class elections/schedule are NCAA Division I or II approved
    • Upload/Audit Transcripts for NCAA
  • Athletic Director (Mr. Mejeur) -
    • NCAA:
      • Registration details
      • Parent/Athletic NCAA Guide questions
      • Division I, II, II questions
      • College Athletic Support/Assistance
      • Coordinating Coach support for Promotion
      • All other college athletics questions

Extended Learning Opportunities allow students to gain knowledge and skills through learning that takes place outside of the traditional classroom.

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